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    Chamonix 45N-2 features REVEALED

    Hi guys, yesterday received an email from Hugo regarding the new 45N-2
    this is the info:

    The long wait is almost over and the expected shipping date of 45n-2 is March 25th and I will start to accept payments next week.

    Here are a few changes made on 045n-2:

    1) The first batch of 45N-2 will have teak wood with gray or black metal. The later batches will have maple wood.
    2) Middle bed sliding mechanism changed from sliding track to ball bearing track and focus adjusting rod changed to smaller diameter stainless steel. This increases rigidity of the camera and the accuracy and ease of focusing. It has a nicer feel too.
    3) Add tracks to rear group sliding mechanism to further increase the accuracy and ease of focusing.
    4) Redesigned rear standard swinging.
    5) Improved opening of front standard to accept all standard Linhoff lens boards.
    6) Improved bellows locking tabs with the front standard to avoid any rubbing of bellows when the camera is folded.
    7) The Fresnel lens will be installed on top of ground glass to prevent possible focus shift.
    8) The 45N-2 will come with universal bellows.
    9) The 45N-2 camera will add about 100 grams of weight to 45N-1 camera due to theses changes.

    I have no pictures at the moment as they are not ready yet. The 45n-2 is $860 and the EMS shipping is $65.

    Let me know if you have any further questions.

    Thanks,
    Hugo


    Sunds pretty well.. he told me also that there is a protective glass over the fresnel, so I asume itīs like a sandwich? screen + fresnel + protective glass. I am a little bit worried about the fact that this combination cuold become dimmer than the 45N-1 screen.

    What do you think about those new features?

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    Re: Chamonix 45N-2 features REVEALED

    Quote Originally Posted by esmuz View Post
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    Sunds pretty well.. he told me also that there is a protective glass over the fresnel, so I asume itīs like a sandwich? screen + fresnel + protective glass. I am a little bit worried about the fact that this combination cuold become dimmer than the 45N-1 screen.

    What do you think about those new features?
    Why do you think it could be dimmer? Because of the protective glass??
    GPS

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    Re: Chamonix 45N-2 features REVEALED

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS View Post
    Why do you think it could be dimmer? Because of the protective glass??
    Yeah.. but now I realize a protective glass is translucent, itīs not like a frosted screen isnīt it?

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    Re: Chamonix 45N-2 features REVEALED

    Quote Originally Posted by esmuz View Post
    Yeah.. but now I realize a protective glass is translucent, itīs not like a frosted screen isnīt it?
    They might do it differently, but I'd imagine that it would ground glass with the ground glass surface located exactly at the film plane then the fresnel on top of that, then a protective transparent cover sheet. Any other way wouldn't make much sense.

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    Re: Chamonix 45N-2 features REVEALED

    Quote Originally Posted by esmuz View Post
    Yeah.. but now I realize a protective glass is translucent, itīs not like a frosted screen isnīt it?
    Exactly.
    GPS

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    Re: Chamonix 45N-2 features REVEALED

    Quote Originally Posted by esmuz View Post
    7) The Fresnel lens will be installed on top of ground glass to prevent possible focus shift.
    Eureka... it took them a long time to finally work that one out

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    Re: Chamonix 45N-2 features REVEALED

    Hi!

    Does anybody know if there is another, cheaper reflex viewer that works as fine with the Chamonix 45n-X as the original one?!

    Thanks,
    Daniel

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    Re: Chamonix 45N-2 features REVEALED

    Quote Originally Posted by kev curry View Post
    Eureka... it took them a long time to finally work that one out
    Exactly. So maybe all the fuss about it was finally good for something... Shame it took them so long...
    GPS

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    Re: Chamonix 45N-2 features REVEALED

    This sounds great!

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    Re: Chamonix 45N-2 features REVEALED

    i wish they made an all black camera, like the original phillips compact ii. anyhow, this news surely trumps anything that was announced at pma, lol!

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